Prescribed burn at Lincoln Basin (Gum Flat East)

Date posted: 10 Nov. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned at Gum Flat East in the Lincoln Basin on SA Water land on Friday 11 November, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10am and is likely to be completed by 9:00pm the same day.
  • The area to be burnt is 128 hectares on SA Water land, 8km south west of Port Lincoln.
  • This burn is one of a series of burns planned to create a fuel reduced bushfire buffer to the south west of Port Lincoln and north of Tulka, and limit the spread of fire through the landscape.
  • The burn is likely to create a significant amount of smoke which is normal for burns of this size.

NPWSSA conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhances biodiversity. Prescribed burning is just one tool used to reduce fuel loads across strategic areas of public and private land. Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice if conditions change.

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A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.